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A tiny blue speck in a sea of rural central Illinois red.

Groups: History for Kossacks

Diaries published: 91 (70 days since last diary on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 02:00 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 3479 (55 days since last comment on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 09:06 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 4284

Total Comment Ratings: 13748

Most Recommended Diary: Garrison Keillor hits a home run, 246 comments, 405 recommends

People Following dsteffen: 223

dsteffen's Most Recent Diaries:

The United States at the dawn of the twentieth century was a nation transformed. The rural, agrarian nation of Jefferson's time and Jefferson's vision had embarked on a Hamiltonian evolution, the ...
by dsteffen
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 02:00 PM PDT with 66 Recommends
When the Who (part of them, anyway) play the Dunkin'€™ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island this coming Tuesday, February 26, 2013, promoters will be honoring tickets from a previous Who ...
by dsteffen
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 02:03 PM PST with 22 Recommends
There’s a factoid I once saw… Before I go too far, though, perhaps I should explain ‘factoids’ for the younger crowd. In the days before computer technology and publishing software made it ...
by dsteffen
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 02:24 PM PST with 27 Recommends
Sadly, it’s not history from March 25, 1911 : Witnesses said the workers, mostly women, ran for safety as the fire engulfed the plant but were unable to get through narrow exits. "Many jumped ...
by dsteffen
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 10:52 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I saw G____ on a number of occasions, though I never formally met him face to face. He frequently drove by our house when he escaped the Chicago area, where he lived most of the time, for his “...
by dsteffen
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Apr 29, 2012 at 02:01 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
I never met Clifford. No one in my family alive during my lifetime ever did, save for my grandmother. But if she remembered him, if she harbored any dim, shadowy two-year-old's memories of ...
by dsteffen
Comment Count 205 comments on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 01:55 PM PDT with 191 Recommends

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